The Burned-Over District is a term used by some to describe the region of Western New York in the historical period of 1800-1850. It is also sometimes called the Second Great Awakening with a combination of religious, social and political elements.
Thursday, December 26, 2013
Deacon Peter Van Lieshout
The seminarian from the Diocese of Rochester "assisted Pope Francis at the Christmas 'Midnight Mass' at St. Peter’s Basilica church in Vatican City" — Livonia deacon participates in papal Mass. "Van Lieshout, ... who was ordained a transitional deacon in October, chanted the Gospel and served as a deacon at the Midnight Mass." He "is completing his theological studies in Rome" and "is scheduled to be ordained a Diocese of Rochester priest in June."